Another reason to go off and join up with Betfair? Well they have a huge one for Saturday because they are showing a free live stream of one of the biggest club matches in the world. That will be Barcelona v Real Madrid from the Camp Nou as the two Spanish giants go at it in La Liga. This is a crucial game heading towards the upcoming winter break on the continent because Real Madrid are starting the game at the top of the league and six points ahead of their rivals.
So Barcelona hace some catching up to do and the Catalans have been struggling to hit their top form lately. They have only gone W2 D2 L1 in their last five games played across all competitions so they haven’t been at their sharpest. They will be without Neymar for this one, but they of course have Lionel Messi who is in great scoring form at the moment. Messi has scored in four of his last five league games for a total of five goals.
Not only that, Messi is the top scorer in history of El Clasico (21) as well and they are going to need him at his best to take down the league leaders on Saturday. Barcelona were awful in a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad last weekend and that may just have been a big shake up that they needed ahead of this one. They have to come out and perform big time to try and eat into the deficit that they have against Real Madrid. They can’t afford to fall nine points behind them that’s for sure because that is a massive hole.
Barcelona have lost only three of their last 13 Clasicos at home in all competitions, winning seven of those, so their form isn’t all that bad. They did lose this corresponding fixture last season, but good news for boss Luis Enrique is that no Barcelona boss ever has lost back to back home Clasicos. The Catalans have scored in each of their last 21 games against Real Madrid and this is where they have to step up. It won’t be easy against a Real Madrid side who have remained unbeaten in the league season, but if anyone can, Barcelona can.
There will be a live stream of Barcelona v Real Madrid for Betfair customers who have a funded account this Saturday at 3:15pm. Also, if you go and place a pre-match single on the first, last or anytime goalscorer market and your selection wins and scores a second goal in the match at anytime, then Betfair will Double Your Odds on that Market! Winnings will be paid in cash at the regular price and then topped up to the double odds with free bets. There is a maximum £10 qualifying stake on that one.